LOCATION: New Hazlett Theatre Center
for Performing Arts DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2016
DETAILS: VIP reception with performance and discussion is $50 and limited to 100 patrons.
For Prime Stage’s 20th Anniversary celebration and as the lead organization of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Project with “To Kill a Mockingbird,” we are honored to present Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout in the film. “An Evening with Scout” is the project’s keynote event. Ms. Badham will share her experiences of making the film, working with Gregory Peck, and her life-long friendship with the book’s author, Harper Lee.
Our Annual Fundraiser will be Evening of Mystery and Fun
DR CYRIL WECHT
We are delighted to have a very special guest speaker- world renowned forensic pathologist and Pittsburgh resident - Dr. Cyril Wecht - a true treasure of Pittsburgh!
Since the Kennedy assasination and his criticism of the Warren Commission Report - Dr Wecht has consulted on many high-profile cases including Robert F Kennedy assasination, Elvis Presley, the O.J. Simpson case, and the JonBenet Ramsey case.
His expertise has also been utilized in cases involving Mary Jo Kopechne, Sunny von Bulow, Jean Harris, Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, the Waco Branch Davidian fire, and Vincent Foster.
He has written numerous books about his career as a forensic pathologist including Cause of Death, Grave Secret and Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?
Don't miss this opportunity to hear remarks frorm Dr. Wecht, other special guests and support Prime Stage Theatre.
In appreciation for her support and partnership - Prime Stage Theatre is awarding the "Literature to Life" Award to Pennsylvania House of Representative Erin C. Molchany.
Sunday May 11, 2014
Performance of The Devil’s Arithmetic
Followed by award-winning author of the novel, Jane Yolen
“Remember, O, Remember: How I wrote The Devil’s Arithmetic" and book signing.
Photo Credit: Jason Stemple
Hannah, a modern day teenager, has to celebrate yet another Jewish holiday with her family – but this year will be different. Little does she know her world is about to change. With Hannah, we become caught up in a 1942 world of survival, friendship, faith and family. Jane Yolen wrote: “This script by Prime Stage honors the book more than any other one attempted. Mr. Kornhauser got the heart, the blood, the bone of my story.”
Meet and hear Jane Yolen share her inspiration and how she wrote The Devil’s Arithmetic following the Sunday matinee performance on May 11 – “Remember, O, Remember: How I wrote The Devil’s Arithmetic” – Sponsored in part by Classrooms without Borders and presented in partnership with the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh.
Ticket includes show and Jane Yolen's presentation.
Note: Performance ends at 4:30 and Jane’s speech will begin at 5:15 with light appetizers/drinks to be served between.
Since 2006, Prime Stage and Tickets for Kids® Charities have partnered to present Performance 360: Celebration of Reading, a one-of-a-kind program that integrates literature, theater and visual arts. Each year, more than 300 young people who are served by Tickets for Kids prepare for the performance by reading the source material and creating an original work of art. On performance night, students have the opportunity to discuss the play with the cast and share their creative work, which is displayed in the theatre lobby.
Past performances include The Giver, The Westing Game, Romeo and Juliet, and A Wrinkle in Time.
This year’s program takes place on Thursday, May 16th and features the regional premiere of Walk Two Moons, based on the Newbery Award-winning novel by Sharon Creech. Tickets for Kids® Charities is generously sponsored for Performance 360: Celebration of Reading by PNC Foundation.